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Job Title:STAFF PHYSICIAN

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-PHS-847739-SAC-003

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$59,652.00 to $101,352.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 28, 2013 to Sunday, March 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

CC-0602-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location(s):
Eloy, AZ United StatesView Map
Los Fresnos, TX United StatesView Map
Pinal County, AZ United StatesView Map
Florence, AZ United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is open ONLY to current U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers.

JOB SUMMARY:

NOTE: This position is in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps and you will be referred as a Commissioned Corps personnel and not as a candidate to a permanent GS career or career-conditional appointment. This USPHS position is being filled at the rank of Commander (O-5).

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: ONLY USPHS OFFICERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THESE POSITIONS BASED ON THE APPLICANT'S YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE NEEDS OF THE LOCATION.

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to http://www.ice.gov/.

The ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security. The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contract employees comprise the healthcare professional working together to provide quality healthcare services. IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE.

The incumbent serves as a Physician for one of the healthcare facilities located across the nation for the ICE Health Service Corps. These sites provide medical care to detainees in Immigration and Custom Enforcement custody.

MISSION: The ICE Health Service Corps protects America by providing health care and public health services in support of immigration and customs law enforcement. This is accomplished through maintaining a committed, effective and efficient workforce who provides evidenced based appropriate health care in a cost effective manner.

COMPETENCIES:

1. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a U.S. or Canadian school as approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association in the list published for the incumbent's year of graduation.

2. Unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

3. Doctor of Medicine degree or equivalent degree from a medical school other than one covered by the above (including foreign schools), provided that the medical education and the knowledge acquired is substantially comparable and equivalent to that of graduates of approved medical schools as described in above. Such comparability may be evidenced by permanent and full or unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

4. Maintains clinical professional skills via continuing education opportunities.

5. Maintains CPR/BLS certification.

6. Maintains ACLS certification.

7. Maintains basic readiness status.

8. Cultural Competency.

9. Interpersonal Skills.

10. Clear Oral/Written Communication Skills.

11. Integrity/Honesty.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Maintain current license and meet continuing State edu requirements(if req)
  • Maintain BLS certifications
  • Competencies
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Ability to pass background investigation

DUTIES:

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Conducts a program of primary medical care with responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment of detained patients.

2. Provides medical treatment and advice to patients as indicated.

3. Secures case history and related pertinent information.

4. Examines patients, utilizes laboratory and x-ray diagnostic tests, interpreting results for differential diagnosis.

5. Provides diagnoses and performs necessary treatment, including follow-up treatment as indicated.

6. Refers patients with complex conditions/treatments beyond the scope of the on-site intermediary level infirmary to an appropriate off-site medical facility for care or consultation.

7. Prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients.

8. Seeks advice and specialty consultation as required.

9. Provides professional supervision to the assigned staff of nurses, physician assistants and other para-professionals.

10. Directs and participates in preventive health programs such as immunization, disease detection and disease prevention activities.

11. Participates in Quality Assurance program.

12. Uses professional judgment with interpreting and applying guidelines to a clinical situation.

13. Seeks Senior Physician or medical consultant if needed.

14. Follows supervisory chain of command.

15. Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

1. Broad knowledge base of medicine: diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and emergency care.

2. Experience with family residential/detention programs, preferred [for BERKS facility only].

3. Experience with Women’s Health programs, preferred [for TAYLOR facility only].

4. Flexible and able to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and work requirements.


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications will be evaluated against the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as listed in this announcement.


BENEFITS:

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Pay and benefits for PHS officers are managed through the Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness and are comparable to the pay and allowances authorized for members of the Armed Forces. Specific information can be found in the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation, 7000.14-R at http://comptroller.defense.gov/fmr/07a/index.html.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

DHS SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

1. DHS

2. ICE

3. ERO

HHS SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

1. Health and Human Services (HHS)

2. USPHS

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Reports to the Clinical Director or assigned supervisor.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you need only submit a complete initial Application which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Required documents to support your minimum qualifications and eligibility (see Required Documents section below)

The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, March 31, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 847739.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pd_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. You must submit copies of proof of licensures, degrees, certificates and all other required documentation identified in this announcement.

2. You must submit your three (3) most recent Commissioned Officer Effectiveness Reports (COER).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

IHSC Recruiting
Phone: (202)732-4600
Email: IHSCRECRUITING@ICE.DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
ICE Laguna Service Center
500 12th St SW
Washington, DC
20024
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you meet all eligibility requirements, your application package will be sent to the hiring manager for further consideration.

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Job Announcement Number:

LAG-PHS-847739-SAC-003

Control Number:

338411300